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HRC | A year after the murder of George Floyd, the voices of the families of victims and their advocates remain crucial at the UN

In reaction to the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in the United States, anti-racist advocates and the families of victims have succeeded in turning the tide at the UN on the issue of anti-Black racism and violence policewomen. In a new video released today, ISHR highlights their essential contributions, in tribute to George Floyd and all victims of racially-motivated police violence.

The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, not only sparked weeks of massive protests around the world, but also transmitted a sense of urgency, from the streets of Minneapolis to the Palais des Nations in Geneva, where s ” is held on June 17, 2020, a historic debate at the Human Rights Council on the issue of racist human rights violations, systemic racism, police violence against people of African descent and violence against peaceful demonstrators.

In a new video titled  “From the streets to the UN” , ISHR highlights how essential the contributions of defenders and families of victims are and why their voices must continue to resonate at the UN. 

The mobilization to demand an international inquiry into systemic racism and police violence in the United States and elsewhere continues. This would not have been possible without the mobilization of millions of peaceful demonstrators and defenders around the world, to whom ISHR reiterates its commitment to support them.

Watch the video: 

If you are an anti-racist organization and if you are interested in joining the mobilization at the Human Rights Council to hold states to account on racism interests you, contact us on: [email protected]

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